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might give us pause. so what does history project about a second term for barack obama? where he reelect it was so few president having success at that time in office. what are the challenges that face those who had trouble or failed second term and what allowed others to succeed and can barack obama overcome these challenges if he's reelected to become a member of the select group of presidents that waited through the quagmire of the second term and somehow came through relatively unscathed. success in the second term does not imply there were not failures are significant stumbles. some even severe during my tenure. that do not impact how to be the fulfillment of a significant number of the following measures of success. first, the president must provide defense against foreign or domestic dress. secondly, the president must retain or expand economic, political or social opportunity. this becomes the primary challenge if the nation feel secured from military threat. third, the president must effectively lead congress since the nation began with the perennial conflict between the executi
. >> yeah. i mean, if you look at barack obama's history, he is a guy who has a certain set of sort of big ideas, big things he wants to accomplish. and presidents have to make choices in that first year of their first term or second term about what sort of realistic things he can get through but i think he wants to do big things. health care was a huge thing. i think in this term, he can probably get one or two really big things done in the first two years. that's the choice that he's going to have to make. it will be interesting, i agree, i think immigration reform, gun control, those are two realistic things. thank god they won't fight over the debt limit. >> we will leave it here on a lighter note. real quickly, hope we have time for this, michelle obama versus beyonce. do we have that image? do we have those? all right. let's go ahead and show this video. i wanted to get you guys on this. lot of people are talking about who did it best. michelle obama or beyonce. ben? >> you know, i'm going to get in trouble either way. look -- >> walk it down the middle. >> i think it's working for b
. good night. >>> right now 6:00, president obama making history yet again and it was shared online. the age-old event gets a social spin. >>> and a high stakes robbery at an east bay car dealership. you that they managed to pull off the rip-off. >> the harbaugh brothers will be battling it out on the field. what's really happening with their family dynamic. >>> good evening and thanks for joining us on this monday. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. we begin with a story you'll see only on nbc bay area. gone in the blink of an eye, a dozen luxury vehicles ripped off from a used car dealership in the east bay overnight. it happened around 2:00 in the morning at auto world on mission boulevard in hayworth. kimberly tere is live. a huge loss for that dealership. >> reporter: a huge loss. at least 25% of their inventory, the owner told us when they left the hot last night it was filled with cars ready to be sold when they came back this morning at least 12 were gone and others damaged. >> about four to five robbers taking the cars from the lot and driving them off. >> reporter
night and an historic day. we talked at the top about how president obama made history by acknowledging the struggle for equal rights for gay and lesbian americans and made it part of america's civil rights tradition. here's more of what the history books will record. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> today's inaugural poem came from richard blanco, a cuban american who says negotiating his identity as an american and as a gay man is the wellspring of poetry. he said he has lived the american dream as being named the fifth inaugural poet. here's part of the poem he read today to the president and to the world. >> we head home through the gloss of rain or weight of snow or the plum blush of dusk but always, always home, always under one sky, our sky. and always one moon like a silent drum tapping on every roof top and every window of one country. >> richard blanco joins me now. what a day this must have been for
me they felt inspired by president obama, by his speech in particular. president obama made history today speaking a three letter word that no other president has ever spoken in an inauguration address, gay. so he made history with that today and after the politics followed the parties. ♪ i'm so in love with you ♪ ♪ >> reporter: jennifer hudson sang let's stay together as the president and first lady shared the first dance at one of two inaugural balls. the events capped off an historic day in the nation's capital. >> today we experienced the majesty of our democracy. >> reporter: president obama also danced with an air force staff sergeant at the commander in chief's ball, the first lady wearing a jason wu gown once again dancing with a marine gunnery sergeant. there were four balls. four years ago there were 10. the events were scaled back, but the celebration was not. the highlight of the day came hours earlier just before noon. the president put his hand on bibles owned by president lincoln and by doctor martin luther king, jr.
than half a million americans stream into washington to watch president barack obama take the oath of office once more and deliver a history-making call to action. >>> the big night, the stars, the glamour and the gowns. with the inauguration balls winding down just a short time ago we bring you washington's biggest night out. >>> and the big crowd. our own bill weir on the streets of the capital with families from across the country to find out what this day means to them. >>> a special edition of >>> this special edition of "nightline," inauguration 2013 continues with terry moran. >> hello and thanks for joining us on this inauguration night. an american ritual and a grand party. president barack obama took the oath of office for a second time. the massive crowd out there on the national mall there to witness it all as a vast and divided nation paused to take note and listen. he was having a blast. [ cheers and applause ] on pennsylvania avenue, in the reviewing stand with his family. at lunch with congressional leaders. and up on the capital's west front, barack obama relished
. the other belonged to president abraham lincoln. president obama made history today as the first president ever to speak about gay rights at an inauguration. and he did so by comparing the struggles of gay americans to what women and people of color have endured over the years. james rosen live in our d.c. newsroom with more on this. hey, james. >> shep, good evening. with this pivotal address president obama effectively positioned himself as more than just a president or chief executive. he appeared at time to be seizing the mantel of the civil rights leader whose birthday was observed as a federal holiday today. the reverend doctor martin luther king jr. >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal. is the star that guides us still just as it guided our forebearers seneca falls and selma and stonewall. >> seneca falls site of the first women's rights convention held in 1848. selma, of course, was the city in alabama where state troopers in march 1965 savagely attacked african-americans marching for african-americans. stonewall the gay
of the founding fathers in pivotal moments from america's history. president obama delivered an impassioned call for equality and unity. >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our forbearers through seneca and stonewall, just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung who left footprints along this great mall to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone, to hear a king proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every sole honor. >> organizers estimate as many as 1 million people filled the national mall as president obama offered a preview of his second term. four years ago he was the first president to mention the word "muslim" during an inaugural address. the president made history again yesterday, delivering the first inaugural address to mention gay rights. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to
, president obama also made history for being the first african american president. but how about this line-up of other titles, from news week? the first gay president in new york magazine, the first jewish president. from the washington post piece by dana millbank, barack obama. in 2009, a french news agency ran a piece hitled an american president. and then radio host gerald geraldo rivera first dubbed him the first hispanic president. and there are many more first term firsts for president obama, some serious, some not quite so siers at all. >> it doesn't matter whether you're black or white or hispanic or asian or native american or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in america if you're willing to try. >> i urge you to choose chicago. i urge you to choose america. and if you do, if we walk this path together, then i promise you this, the city of chicago and the united states of america will make the world proud. >> this was really convenient. i can't tell you who i voted for. >> i don't have a cell phone. >> i can get you one. i know a g
of history, pageantry, celebration marking the second inauguration of barack obama. what began early this morning, the church service. tonight, the president and the first lady will attend two official balls. this afternoon, the president sends crowds like when he and the first lady got out of the motorcade and walked several blocks waiting to onlookers for many of the hundreds of thousands who descended on the capitol today. also, for us, the high light, of course, was the president's inaugural address. it was powerful and i say lincolnesque. he gave an historic shout out to gay rights. on many fronts, the president said it was a time to act. >> well, we're all covered right >> well, we're all covered right now this hour. with me now are three msnbc political analysts. >>> i've introduced them to you in order, as you're sitting, so that we'll all understand this. i have to say, each in your own way, given phenomenon that was a real telling moment. >> i loved watching that moment when barack obama turned and looked back as he was walking away after having completed the inauguration.
area 8th graders. how students in a rough neighborhood got to witness history, president obama's inauguration. that at 6:00. >>> thank you for watching. the cbs evening news with scott pelly is next. >> in 30 minutes. term begins for the 44th president. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear.... >> pelley: the inaugural ceremonies and celebrations from bob schieffer and nancy cordes major garrett on the inaugural address and the challenges ahead. >> for now decisions are upon us and we cannot afford delay. >> pelley: mark phillips on the terror attack in algeria. three americans are among the dead. and byron pitts with an historic first the inaugural parade. >> we're like heartbeat of america, we're native americans. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news"ng new with scott pelley reporting tonight from washington. >> pelley: good evening. president obama sought to turn the page today from the issues of economic crisis and war that dominated his first inaugural address to a new agenda for arst inaugu second term. addres he took his theme from
. >> reporter: speaking on martin luther king day president obama made history by using the word gay and saying that -- the president, vice president and families at journaled for the congressional lunch before the walk . >> i'm very encouraged. >> reporter: in of the people we talked to today in the crowd said this felt like a very different experience than the inauguration four years ago. coming up we'll tell you why they said that and take you into the crowd during the inauguration and parade. >>> the inauguration also featured the first latino, the first gay and the youngest person ever to serve as the inaugural poet. >> and always one moon like a silent drum tapping on every rooftop and every window of one country, all of us facing the stars. hope. >> miami poet is the son of cuban exile. the poem was called one today and illustrated how americans share common experiences. blanco also remembered the victims of the newtown school shootings. >>> former republican presidential candidate mitt romney and his supporters had hoped this would be his day. romney had kept a fairly low profile sinc
day president obama made history by using the word gay and saying that -- the president, vice president and families at journaled for the congressional lunch before the walk . >> i'm very encouraged. >> reporter: in of the people we talked to today in the crowd said this felt like a very different experience than the inauguration four years ago. coming up we'll tell you why they said that and take you into the crowd during the inauguration and parade. >>> the inauguration also featured the first latino, the first gay and the youngest person ever to serve as the inaugural poet. >> and always one moon like a silent drum tapping on every rooftop and every window of one country, all of us facing the stars. hope. >> miami poet is the son of cuban exile. the poem was called one today and illustrated how americans share common experiences. blanco also remembered the victims of the newtown school shootings. >>> former republican presidential candidate mitt romney and his supporters had hoped this would be his day. romney had kept a fairly low profile since he lost the election. he s
. >> they came, wanting to witness history. >> i love barack obama! >> it's an opportunity to see history, to be part of it, you know? to feel it, live it, experience it. >> reporter: cheryl
of president obama on monday. the second-largest inauguration in history, only behind obama's first 1 four years ago that was the largest event in washington, d.c.'s history. myrlie evers became the first woman in the first layperson to deliver an inaugural invocation. she is the widow of medgar evers, the civil-rights activist who was assassinated 50 years ago. >> 150 years after the emancipation proclamation and 50 years after the march on washington, we celebrate the spirit of our ancestors, which has allowed us to move from a nation of unborn hopes and history of disenfranchised folks to today's expiration of a more perfect union the a-expression of a more perfect union. we ask that where our paths seem blanketed by oppression and rippled by pangs of despair, we ask for your guidance toward the light of deliverance. and hose who came before us and dreamed of this day, that we recognize that their visions still inspire us. they are a great cloud of witnesses, unseen by the naked eye, but all around us, thankful that they're living was not in vain. for every mountain, you gave us the str
. >> mr. obama also made history today by becoming the first president to 0 ever mention gay rights in an inaugural speech. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> gay rights advocates are praising the president's speech, but critics including brian brown, president of the national organization for marriage, says he took offense to some of the president's remarks today. he says it was inappropriate when the president mentioned the 1969 stonewall riots in new york city which launched the gay rights movement and linked them to other civil rights struggles. and now that the work is over as you saw a few minutes ago it is party time. coming up we'll get back and give you another insider's look at some of the festivities and preparations to make it happen. >>> the first time in 18 years the 49ers are back in the super bowl. if you were around here in the mid-'90s and 1980s, you know how wild the bay area gets with
>>> it's monday, january 121st. this is bay area news at 7:00. history was made today as president obama renewed his promise to the nation in a public swearing in ceremony and tonight, the celebration is underway. torrie is live in washington dc with the latest on the inaugural festivities and what is happening now. >> reporter: tonight we're seeing even more of those memorable moments including president obama and the first lady dancing at those balls. the music is playing and champagne flowing. thousands are attending inaugural balls. >> today we experienced the deem hock see. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> reporter: a very public oath of office. supporters are braving the cold packed the national mall, a million strong. people eager to catch a glimpse of history. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: with democrats and republicans struggling to find common ground on key issues, obama pushed for unity. >> my fellow americans, we're made for this moment and we'll seize it, as long as we seize it together. >> reporter: he brough
history. >> i love my president! i love barack obama! >> it's an opportunity to see history, to be part of it, you know? to feel it, live it, experience it. >> reporter: cheryl wilson came with her girlfriends from oakland. they grew up in a darker side of history. >> i was in the south when we had to go in the back of the restaurant. >> reporter: carol hayes never imagined she would see an african-american president sworn in, or hear him speak of the ideals that martin luther king espoused. >> a girl born in bleak poverty has the same chance to succeed. >> he uttered a three letter word no president had ever spoken in an inaugural address, gay. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: this inauguration address seems bolder, smacking of a state of the union address as he urged congress to work with him. >> we cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics. or treat name calling as reasoned debate. >> reporter: people who waite
to witness history in -- when obama was sworn in today. >> for any eighth grader, it's the opportunity of a lifetime. a trip to washington d.c. to see the president imagurated. >> kind of like a wright of passage. >> at this school, it was practically unheard of. 8 out of 10 students come from low income house holds. this 8th grade teacher said he students live on some of the roughest streets. she said it would be a game changer for the students. >> it would cost 1,$760 per student. she and the students would -- $1,760 per student. that looked like an incredible number that was to be achieved. >> they had 4 months to make it happen. they signed students and parents up to volunteer at the cal football games. there were candy sales, bake sales. >> we sold candy and asking for donations. >> at least a 2.5 gpa to go and a requirement that each student do 10 hours of community service. and when the cash was counted, we raised about $30,000, and squeezing my sis, i'm so excited. >> we have been invited to a photo shoot with barbara lee, just like an eye conto me. >> the center sees this stri
to witness history. >> i love my president! i love barack obama. >> it's an opportunity to see history, to be part of it. to feel it, live it. experience it. >> reporter: cheryl wilson came with her girlfriends from oakland, they grew up living a darker side of history. >> i was in the south when we had to actually go in the back of the restaurant and wasn't able to sit at the counter. >> reporter: carol heys never imagined an african-american president sworn in or hear him speak of the ideals martin luther king espoused. >> a little girl born in poverty knows she has the same chance to succeed. >> reporter: he uttered a three letter word never spoken in a presidential address, gay. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: the address seemed bolder than the last one, smacking of a state of the union address as he urged congress to work with him. >> we cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name calling as reasoned debate.
ancestral history. he toured toured the houses were young barack obama lived in indonesia and found the kansas family home where his mother's family began. and for the next few hours david maraniss joint booktv joined booktv to discuss his latest book "barack obama: the story." we will take your calls e-mails andta tweets. >> host: david maraniss you write in "barack obama: theth story" that no life could've been more the product ofs randomness than that of baracks obama. >> guest: is the whole world coming together accidentally in honolulu hawaii. a father who's destined to come there from kenya because he readsb a story in the saturday evening posted describes thesci university of hawaii is a great place because ofun its diversity and a mother who gets there because she has a father who ha this wanderlust and is nevernv satisfied wherever he he is in and set them selling furniture. the meat in a russian class but here comes barack obama whowh emerges as a whole global random existence of his own until he u becomes president of united states. >> host: where did their lives begin i
there will be a lot of focus domestic issues. what about foreign policy? >> history shows us that presidents in their second term focus more on foreign policy than the first term and try to forge a legacy. bill clinton did that in his second term. barack obama will try to focus more on the middle east, maybe more on syria. the most pressing issues are domestic. his voters expect him to act on that. he will attack in the first two years. history also tells us after the midterm election of a second term president start to fade away into sort of a lame duck status. >> interesting analysis there. thank you very much, max. in more international news suicide bombers and gunmen attacked afghanistan's travel police leaving three officers dead and more than three wounded. rather assault began at dawn at the entrance to the complex, the second coordinated raid in as many weeks. taliban claim responsibility. it is feared there could be more of these attacks in the months ahead as international forces prepare to withdraw. voter it is are ready to say goodbye to the chancellor's conservative government.
, anderson, but it was a real day of history, and the sense i got from president obama, this is a man who is headed towards a second term now and has a determination that he's going to try to push through the things he really cares about. that's what i thought the real theme of his speech was today. >> it was a very different speech than we heard four years ago, and it's informed by this being martin luther king day as well. in his second inaugural, which was delivered today on the west steps of the capitol building, he reflected that this generation of americans heals itself through crisis. by the steadfast tone of his words, he may have been refli reflekting on barack obama. he made his message strikingly clear. >> reporter: there was something about this inauguration day that signaled something different. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: when the nation swore in its first black president to a second term on a holiday celebrating one of its foremost civil rights leaders. >> while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing. >> reporter:
history at president obama's inauguration. >>> the unusual weapon that was turned in during a bay area gun drive. >>> little too intense for me out there? >> our exclusive interview with a stranded bay area surfer. washington, d-c.. on the day commemorating president obama's second inauguration. >>> now at 6:30, the sun sets in washington, d.c. on president obama's second inauguration. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations mr. president. >> a lot of people traveled from the bay area to the inauguration. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers is there. you met a group of oakland eighth graders who found a way to attend christin? >> reporter: that's right. their teacher says it really was ton likely fairy tale. 46 students, many of them low income. some of them had never even left oakland, suddenly given the opportunity to see barack obama sworn in here in washington, d.c. >> for any student, the opportunity of a lifetime. the trip to see the president inaugurated. >> i sol recommendly swear. >> it was like a lot of people. >> at this u
contaminated ground water supply. a big debate over that. no word on yet if it moves obama to make a decision that could create thousands of jobs for americans who desperately need them. when we come back, is the obama administration the least transparent? history? a new report. mentioned gay marriage, immigration, climate change, but where was the talk about unemployment in president obama's inaugural address? more reaction coming up. ♪ what are you doing? nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. ♪ gerri: democratic apoll gists saying the president gets to the economic agenda, get to it in the state of the union next month. don't hold your breath. the 2,000 word speech from the inauguration, the economy, the number one issue for so many voters, is only mentioned three times. with more on this, todd buckles,
for the history books. that does it for us live from >>> you and i as citizens have the power to set this country's course. >> and now a message of moving forward. president obama gets to work today on his second term agenda. >> harry taliban hunter. the prince home from afghanistan. he has war stories to tell. >> and winter weather alert. a big chill and a big snowstorm forming. it could mess up travel in a huge way this morning. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >>> i'm john berman, barely. >> he's back. >> it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> we're in the beginning of the second term, jason wu's second term. over the pan of 18 minutes, president obama made his vision of his second term crystal clear, making mentions of past civil rights struggles on that martin luther king day, seneca falls, selma, stonewall and laying out his vision for the future, advancing gay rights, tolerance toward illegal immigrants, social welfare programs and stopping climate change. dan loathian was there watching it all with us. dan, friend and foe alike have been calling this a muscular speec
there and thousands flooded the capital to watch history happen as president obama was sworn in for a second term. ktvu's ken pritchett was there as thousands of supporters applauded and cried. live now to washington with more. ken? >> reporter: well, this afternoon one official estimated 1 million people. it is less than the 1.8 million who attended four years ago. an impressive sight to see. >> i was here. >> reporter: this man talking t- shirts was part of history, long with everyone who filled the mall. >> amazing. great experience. >> reporter: people walked for blocks. and standing in long lines to get through security gates. she says it is better than four years ago. >> it is better. a lot colder. >> reporter: most people had to watch the ceremony on giant screens. >> so help you god. >> reporter: the swearing in was just part of the show for the crowd. hoping to get a glance of the president. >> yes. it is worth it. i breathed the air president obama breathed. >> reporter: the president stepped out of the lemo and walked down pennsylvania -- limo and walked down pennsylvania avenue. >> i
barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: or talk about martin luther king. mr.bam made history uttering a three letter word never spoken in an inaugural address, gay. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated fairly under the law. >> reporter: he urged congress to work with him. >> we cannot mistake absolutism for principle or substitute spectacle for politics. >> reporter: people who waited for hours embraced the harsher tone, the smaller crowd of 700, 000. anita jackson told me crunching numbers is missing the point of the inauguration rich with history and four years later, hope. >> i'm so proud and honored to be a part of this environment today. >> reporter: before leaving the capitol steps today, mr. obama took one last look over the gigantic spectacle and said, i will never see this again. >>> a group of east bay students made it to washington, d.c. for the inauguration but getting there was not easy. for half of the 46 students from claremont middle school, it was their first trip out of lake
speech we've heard barack obama give. it was tracing american history saying that he faced to our ideals we have to change and we have to change in a collective direction. we have to guarantee equal income for women for the same work, he mentioned gay rights, mentioned climate change, he mentioned preserving medicare social security. i thought it was pretty much laying down quite liberal agenda, there was none of the bipartisan, transpartisan stuff of the first speech. and there was none of what you would call conservative speech. there was very little when he talked about story of american history it was the story of seneca, thelma, stonewall. not the story of inventors, capitalism. that was -- that's different. >> that makes it liberal? >> i think so. these are two different areas people tend to emphasize. it was less about cap stallism or hard choices, i don't think there was a mention of terrorism. so i think it was a pretty forthrightly progressive speech. >> mark shields? >> i'd like to come down squarely on the side of my colleague in this. that the president pleaded for unity
obama give. it was really tracing american history and saying to keep faith to our ideals we have to change in a llective direction. we have to guarantee women equal income for the same work, he he mentioned gay rights and climate change and preserving medicare and social security. i thought it was laying down a liberal agenda." did you see it that way, mark? >> i think without a doubt, this was a progressive speech from a guy who has offered himself up sometimes as something more post-partisan. no doubt that almost every major progressive desire, vision o amica wa laid out i the spee. again, nothing surprising about what he believes. i thought the most surprising thing about the speech-- and it goes the point david brooks is making-- there's something surprising in it. there's nothing he said about these issues are important to him that was new or fresh or allowed us to see into his vision of how to move the country forward on them as opposed to simply saying "i am a progressive and these are the things i believe and i'll fight for." >> rose: how do you see this, john? this liber
and speak to history. lincoln did in the 1865, f.d.r. in 1937, now it's obama's chance." did he do that? >> yeah, i think he did it pretty well. this wasn't lincoln 1865 but we haven't had one since. the closest was roosevelt 1937. we're not likely to see that, charlie. i thought he did what brand said he should do. i appreciate what mark is saying but i think this is not a programmatic speech. this is not a speech where you talk about here's my four-point jobs program. it's a speech about vision and i thought he gave a good sense of where he wanted the country to be i think it clearly was a progressive democratic speech. in f you read reagan's in 1985 it was a conservative republican speech. and a as for those who say -- i watched fox news who say he didn't offer olive branches or reach across the table to try to encourage bipartisanship, i would note 16 years ago bill clinton in his second inaugural said that you have sent a democratic president and a republican congress back to washington, you didn't send us back to engage in bickering and partisanship. within a year they were impeac
his own story of american history. it was very clear that barack obama was telling a story that was about the expansion of rights. he hit upon some sort of odd moments that you don't always see put together. i mean a lot of people have been commenting on the mention of stonewall in particular and his coming out and really folding gay rights into this story of expansion. one of the things that i didn't see so much and sort of in contrast to f.d.r. or in contrast to t.r., too, is that you didn't see a lot of economic populism here, right? on the one hand he's telling this big story of expanded rights and social movements. on the other hand you didn't hear a lot about labor unions or wall street. you didn't hear a lot about the financial crisis. when franklin roosevelt came out in 1937 he said they have forced the money changers from the temple. you didn't get that kind of sort of populist liberalism here from obama. >> not really his style. i would be surprised if he had done that one. >> i mean, what is really fascinating is the untold story, the story yet to unfold in this
, this choice of jason wu for michelle obama to choose jason wu again for this important moment in history. wow, what a shock to the fashion world. that is your very first look at the sketch that jason wu made of michelle obama's inaugural gown. if you cannot read the writing, i'll walk you through it top to bottom. gold embellished ring. as we have heard and seen from the notes, this was a diamond handmade ring by jewelry designer kimberly mcdonald. obviously used for the gown there, right at the top, at the halter portion. draped chiffon with texture, red dye to match duchess satin belt. and column skirt, and as you can see there on the bottom, signed by jason wu. really extraordinary. you know, when she walked out on that stage, i don't know how long president obama's speech was beforehand, but it seemed like a very, very 10 to 15 minutes as the world was really waiting to watch michelle obama emerge. as he likes to call her, his better half. boy, did she look spectacular tonight. this was a gown that was a mix of chiffon and velvet. keeping in line, really, with the type of styles that she
? and standing before the grave of this slave who changed history, and made the history of the present day possible. without douglass, there is no obama. >> without lincoln, there is no obama. so it's not only a matter, is it, of faith in history, it's a matter of faith in people who have the imagination and the audacity to make history. >> absolutely. and certainly frederick douglass understood his role in terms of acting as an advocate during lincoln's administration. he was obviously putting some pressure on the white house. at the same time, he was issuing a call to arms to his own community to rise up because he understood that history ultimately comes from below. it isn't -- you know, is it part of he's enveloping lincoln in a movement. there's a movement that surrounds lincoln and the other abolitionists to move all of this forward and make it a reality. >> there weren't 10,000 people with you there at the tomb, but the poem suggests someone else had been there and left this newspaper? >> there were other pele who had come before me and had left various objects. i don't know who the
. >>> welcome, everybody. "starting point" this morning, making history. president obama's second inaugural address. a lot of firsts. we'll take a look at the impact of his speech. and incredible moments from the day and the night, including the first lady's dresses. and the buzz on the obama girls, sasha and malia. >> she sparked the investigation that led david petraeus to resign. now jill kelly trying to cleey her name. >>> and is 2013 the year of the house? housing values expecting to go up. >>> and we'll have the presidential poet, doug wiem. howard kurtz with his exclusive interview on jill kelley and james spider marks. "starting point" begins right now. good morning, everyone. our "starting point," an emboldened president, obama playing encourager in chief. telling the american people we are made for this moment. an 18-minute long inaugural speech, coincided with martin luther king jr. day. he talked about several pivotal civil rights moments, he linked them together. dan yoth lothian has the highlights. >> reporter: this is a speech we're told the president had been working on sinc
to you how david remnick from "the new yorker" described the president's speech. this was barack obama without apology, a liberal emboldened by political victory and a desire to enter the history books with a progressive agenda. his rhetoric was not high flung but it was muscular, clear. gone was the primacy of compromise which marked obama's days as president of the harvard law review and even his first years in office. i'm wondering, did you see a different barack obama out there yesterday? >> well, you certainly saw a very strong and determined president and i think that's good for this country. i think he is also a president and by personality, someone who does believe in compromise and negotiation, and some of the difficult fiscal questions we have going forward, he has been absolutely willing to compromise with the republican leadership on, and is certainly going to be willing to work with them and need to work with them in the future. but he made it very clear that in some ways, what he was referencing is that's the work of government that we have to get done. that's in some way
sentence president obama and saving the world. it is very much about movements and the power in our history to bring about a fundamental change. you do need people inside, political leaders inside. it captures the imagination of the nation. through the turbulent history, it has been movement and the power of movements. franklin roosevelt was moved by later movements. lyndon johnson had the civil rights movement. i think we begin with that. this book comes out at a moment when the country sees the power and possibility of occupy, 99%, and how that has shifted. it is still evolving. it has shifted the center of political gravity of our dialogue. the issue has been off the radar for so long. >> roosevelt surfed and harnessed those movements. he used them to get legislation passed to initiate programs. obama is still getting on his wet suit. to read the essay she wrote in 2008, there was a sense of exhibits -- exuberance. you say that hope is not optimism that expects things to turn out well. it seems like he confused those two things. >> i will come back to what i write about in the book. the
's parties. barack and michelle obama celebrate a new chapter of american history after an unforgettable inauguration day. >> and the president seems to set a new tone as he faces tough challenges during his second term. it is tuesda it is tuesday, january 22. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. just like we're starting a new chapter in the nation's capital, we are ending a chapter i guess here on "world news now." for the last time, i get to introduce the woman to my left, paula faris on her final day with us here on the overnight. >> your left but everybody else's right. camera left, camera right. >> good morning, everybody. >> yes. a bittersweet day. and we'll get more into it later. >> we're going to have fun today. we have fun on farewell shows. this will be no exception. >> it's always fun, but for me, i've had such a good time. i'm not leaving abc, i'm not leaving the building. just going to be reassigned. but i've had such a good time. i truly do have mixed emotions about everything. >> it's greener pastures. the greener, more w
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